Artatomical: The Glass Man


The Glass Man Roger Viollet Collection/Contributor/Getty

Today's podcast episode examines the bizarre psychiatric condition known as "glass delusion," so I thought it a great time to share this photo of the glass man sculpture from the International exhibition of 1937 in Paris, France. It's essentially a grandiose visible man, much like the anatomical model you may have built as a child. There's also a strong "Metropolis" vibe here.


About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.